‘No major crime concerns’ –

2018-01-16 06:00

Contact crimes in the Sea Point precinct decreased over the festive season, despite the murder of a foreign doctor.

Sea Point police spokesperson, Captain Elizabeth Munro, says this festive season instead saw an increase in property crimes, with home burglaries and theft from cars topping the officers’ list of concerns. She attributes the increase to the influx of people into the precinct for events in the area, high numbers of visitors to the swimming pool and promenade, and residents going on holiday and leaving their properties vacant.

Extra police officers were deployed over the festive season, however, with greater visibility created by a “foot beat”, she says.

Munro says the only notable crime incident over the festive season was the murder of a Rwandan doctor in his home, allegedly by a man he knew.

The suspect was arrested only hours after the body was found (“Man arrested over doctor’s murder in Sea Point”, www.peoplespost.co.za, ­9 January).

Sea Point police were called out to the murder scene at a building in Beach Road on Monday 8 January at around 10:00. The tenants of the building had been complaining of a foul smell coming from a locked ­apartment.

Police requested the building’s caretaker to open the flat, where the body of the 40-year-old doctor, Raymond Dusabe, was found, confirms Munro.

Officers opened a murder docket and, after receiving a tip-off, arrested a 29-year-old man at around 17:00 on the same day.

According to international media reports, Dusabe was a gynaecological oncologist who had been working at King Faisal Hospital in Kigali. He had reportedly grown up as a Rwandan refugee in Burundi.

Dusabe was reportedly visiting Cape Town on holiday.

Dusabe has been lauded as a pioneer within his specialty. He studied as a foreign postgraduate student at Stellenbosch University and had been selected and funded by Tygerberg Hospital’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology to sub-specialise in gynaecological oncology.


Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.